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Hard drive spins all the time....


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#1 jake21

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:16 AM

Is there a list of programs that need to be running on the hard drive at all times. Seems my hard drive especially on start up, seems to spin and spin and spin. I opened Device Manager...and can see lots of programs running, some I recognize and some not. Is there a list of which of these I can safely shut down and stop the hard drive from spinning, and spinning and spinning. Is it safe to Remove IDVAULT?


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:29 AM

I think you mean the spin that sounds like "overdrive", correct?  If yes, my first guess is there are monitoring and/or security programs that constantly scan everything and write everything to log files.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:16 PM

Thanks......that IDVAULT program seems to run a lot of the times, and it's a sure memory  hog. Do you know if it's safe to delete this program?



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:35 PM

I think it's best to uninstall IDVault via its uninstall EXE, have IDVault release control of things, before you delete IDVault.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 03:57 PM

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